Northwest NEWS

May 29, 2000


Interfaith leaders plan Baccalaureate Service

Baccalaureate leaders

Front row (left to right): Rev. Lou Accola, Wooden Cross Lutheran Church; Cheryl Rode, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bothell Stake; Rev. Roger Barr, Bear Creek United Methodist Church. Back row: Rev. Samuel Adams, Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church; Rabbi Drorah Setel, Congregation Kol Ami; Rev. Alan Taylor, Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church; Rev. Paul Forman, Northshore United Church of Christ.

   Community religious leaders recently met to plan an Interfaith Baccalaureate Service for Woodinville High School graduates and those of their congregations from other Northshore area high schools.

   The event will be held on Wednesday, June 7, at the Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, 18350 Woodinville-Duvall Road in Woodinville at 7 p.m. Invitations have been sent to graduates and their families inviting them to the event.

   The Rev. Paul Forman, serving as chair of the event, said that, "We live in an increasingly pluralistic world where persons of goodwill and deep faith conviction adhere to many different religions. We must learn to work and worship together to achieve our common goals. This diversity is helpful in forcing us to clarify our own beliefs, and challenging as we seek to understand and appreciate those of others. Today's graduates live in a world of instant worldwide communication where they will work, play, marry, and serve humanity with persons of varying religious backgrounds, races, and cultures."

   The service will include several student speakers and musicians.